If you want to attend a Holy Week Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen or at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, the Mass schedule has been released.

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

April 13: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m.*
April 14: Good Friday, the Passion of the Lord, 3 p.m.*
April 15: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.*
April 16: Easter Sunday, Mass, 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary–409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

April 13 Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6:15 p.m.
April 14 Good Friday, the Passion of the Lord, 2 p.m.
April 15 Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m.
April 16 Easter Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m.*

*Archbishop William E. Lori, Celebrant

1160 AM WMET is calling all in the DMV to participate in this unique event.

The tradition of visiting the seven major basilicas of Rome on Holy Thursday is an ancient practice. This year, Brookland continues its own Seven Church Pilgrimage, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the Alter of Repose at each site after the Evening Mass of he Lord’s Supper.

For more information, times, and churches, please see the attached image.

Monday marked the one year anniversary of the passing of Mother Angelica. Yesterday, the Vatican held a special Mass in remembrance of the Foundress of EWTN.

Mother Angelica changed the way of Evangelization by using the digital waves to reach hundreds of thousands of people at a time. In an interview with the Catholic News Agency on March 27, Archbishop Rino Fisichella said, “Before John Paul II spoke of the New Evangelization, (Mother Angelica) was able to do it concretely with television, the new way of communicating the Word of God.”

Archbishop Fisichella was the celebrant of the Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome.

To read the entire article, click here.

Dear GRN Family, please tune in to the upcoming special programming, remembering our dear Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, THIS Sunday afternoon and Monday throughout the day.


Here are just a few shows that will be remembering Mother Angelica, on Monday’s programming:

6:00 am CT: Morning Glory – Raymond Arroyo Remembers Mother Angelica.  Also Celebrating Mother Angelica with Barbara Gaskell: Mother Angelica Tour  

7:00am CT: Memorial Mass with Fr. John Paul (Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal) as the Celebrant – from the EWTN Chapel, Irondale, Alabama

8:00 am CT: Catholic Connection w/Teresa Tomeo – EWTN President & COO Doug Keck & Jeff Cavins – Remembering Mother

9:00 am CT: More2life w/Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak – Take Courage: We celebrate the anniversary of Mother Angelica’s passing by exploring what it takes to find the courage to do the things God is asking of us!

10:00 am CT: Women of Grace w/Johnnette Benkovic – Remembering Mother Angelica

11:00 am CT: Take 2 w/Jerry & Debbie – Remembering Mother Angelica

11:00 pm CT: Memorial Mass on the One Year Anniversary of Mother Angelica’s Passing celebrated by Bishop Robert Baker, Main Church, Hanceville, Alabama (EWTN TV)

Thank you for supporting your LOCAL GRN station with your ongoing Prayers, Pledges and Promotions, as we continue to live out mother Angelica’s vision to share the life-changing Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, through the powerful means of Catholic Radio!

Archbishop William E. Lori announced this morning that Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th Archbishop of Baltimore, died early this morning at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Cantonsville, MD. He was 86.

Cardinal Keeler was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1931 and was raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He attended St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia and was the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood July 17, 1955, in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Rome.

He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Harrisburg on September 21, 1979 and installed as the Bishop of Harrisburg on January 4, 1984. Bishop Keeler was appointed 14th Archbishop of Baltimore in 1989, succeeding Archbishop William D. Borders. Pope John Paul II appointed Archbishop Keeler to the College of Cardinals in November 1994.

Cardinal Keeler was elected President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in 1992, after having served as the organization’s Vice President the previous three years.

An Ardent promoter of the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of all human life, Cardinal Keeler twice served as Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities and testified at all levels of government on legislation ranging from abortion to euthanasia to capital punishment.

Among the many accomplishment of Cardinal Keeler during his tenure as Archbishop of Baltimore were the historic 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II to Baltimore and his leadership of the restoration of America’s First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.

In 2005, following the death of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Keeler participated int he Papal Conclave which resulted in the election of Pope Benedict XVI, making him the second Archbishop of Baltimore to participate in a Conclave (Gibbons).

The Cardinal is survived by his sister, Julia Keeler, of Toronto, Canada.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once they have been finalized.

Raymond Arroyo has had quite the illustrious career. His books about Mother Angelica are fantastic reads. He has been the host of EWTN’s The World Over Live has been on air reaching hundreds of countries for over 20 years. However, his most important work he has done has been his children’s book series: Will Wilder. In an interview with The Catholic News Agency, Arroyo says that the Wilder books are so important because of the lifelong impact they can have on kids.

“… The journey they go on is more profound, and because of how impressionable they are in that age, this book is helping them make sense of the world, and it becomes the language they’ll use to interpret that world.”

Arroyo just released the second installment of his books, Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders, earlier this month.

To read the entire article, click here.

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display in the Diocese of Arlington. The statute is on a two-year tour for peace, marking the 100th anniversary of when the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

The statue is one of “two” sculpted in 1947. The sculpture’s image is based on Our Lady’s appearance when she revealed herself as the Immaculate Heart to the shepherd children.

The purpose of the tour is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to the millions who have never made a pilgrimage to Fatima itself. Katie Moran, the Fatima centennial tour coordinator, told the Arlington Catholic Herald, “Our Lady works through this image to bring people back to her Son. The areas that get her are very blessed by God. You can see the graces coming forth.”

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will celebrate a Mass with the statue present.

Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Where: Cathedral of Saint Thomas More
3901 Cathedral Lane


More than 120 prospective teachers attended the Catholic Diocese of Arlington of Arlington Teacher Job Fair at Paul VI High School in Fairfax this past Saturday, March 11, 2017. Job seekers had the chance to meet with principals from more than 30 Catholic schools.

School administrators are looking to fill 150 teaching positions for the upcoming school year. There are teaching opportunities in preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

If you missed it, but are interested in Catholic School Jobs, click here for a complete listing.

On Saturday, March 11, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will hold a Women’s Meeting at Saint Joseph’s Catholic in Herndon. More than 700 women are expected to attend, and there is a waiting list.

The theme of the conference is, Breaking Free Through Forgiveness. “When we insist on holding on to past hurts and sorrows, we are never free… Freedom comes when we acknowledge the wrong and let go of the hatred,” says Thérèse Bermpohl, Director of the Office for Family Life which is a co-sponsor of the event.

Author and Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide, Immaculée Illibagiza is the featured speaker. Bermpohl says Illibagiza’s message of forgiveness is timely in a world deeply in need of charity and healing. “She reminds us that hatred and violence can only be wiped out through forgiveness and love,” says Bermpohl.

1160 AM WMET listeners!

In an effort to have a greater community presence this year, we are looking to incorporate new events to connect on a more personal level with you, our listeners. Seeing that we have two Major League Baseball teams in our backyard, I thought what better way than to have a group outing at a baseball game.

Please take 5 minutes to fill out a survey. If the interest is there, WMET will buy group rate tickets for a(n) Nationals and/or Orioles game this summer. Ideally, we are looking for 50 people to have interest before going ahead with the purchase of the tickets.

Please encourage your friends, family, neighbors, fellow parishioners, co-workers and whomever else would be interested in attending a baseball game at a discounted rate with WMET!